Q I have diabetes. Why should I see a podiatrist and how often
Having diabetes means that it is best to see a podiatrist. At your first evaluation, your foot doctor will assess your feet and assign a certain risk level to your foot health. In some cases, when circulation and sensation is optimal, follow-up on an annual basis is adequate. In cases where there are issues with circulation and sensation is not optimal, visits every 9 weeks is recommended. Occasionally, a patient with diabetes may be found to have an ulcer on their first visit and if this is the case, you podiatrist will follow-up with you more closely.